Norddeutscher Lloyd Bremen 1857-1970, Volume One, History -- Fleet -- Ship Mails
Drechsel, Edwin, Norddeutscher Lloyd, Bremen, 1857-1970, Volume 1, Vancouver BC: Cordillera Publihing Company (1994), 472 Pages.
Description: "The first volume of Edwwin Drechsel's definitive and valuable work on the Norddeutscher Lloyd is informative in the true sense of the word, It goes into valuable details, such as naming ships and captains of new services, and their exploits. It has some remarkable pictures never seen elsewhere. Even a few of them are worth the price fo the book"
- L.L. Von Münching, Shipping Historian, Member of the Netherlands Office of Naval History, and the Belgian Nautical Research Association during its lifetime.
This volume covers the era leading up to N.D.L.'s founding through that War. It was the time in which "the trans-Atlantic liner was one more way in which the 19th Century created its own world of shape, its own architecture" (Kenneth Clark). It relates the shift from sail to steam, seen as a way to speed the mails, from paddle wheel to propeller, from the acute discomfort fo bedding, food and sanitation to the plush salons on the Lloyd's Blue Ribbon express liners patronized by the Upper Crust, the Astors, Vanderbilts, and Morgans, by business and pleasure voyagers, and by the waves of emigrants seeking a better life in the Americas.
The volume goes through the war that ended Germany's rapid catching up on Britain's maritime supremacy. It relates hitherto unreported details of Germany's last ditch effort to keep trading with the U.S. by going under Britain's blockade in 1916 with unarmed merchant submarines.
Library of Congress Catalog Listing
- 2 v. : ill. ; 29 cm.
- 1895590086 (v. 1)
- 1895590140 (v. 2)
LC classification (full)
- HE945.N727 D74 1994
LC classification (partial)
- Norddeutscher Lloyd--History.
- Merchant marine--Germany--History.
- Mail steamers--Germany--History.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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- HE945 N75 D73 1994 fol.
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